World Sports played in Ireland include Polo & Polocrosse, first played in Iran and Afghanistan (Polo) and Australia (Polocrosse); Kabaddi (India); and Sepak Takraw (South East Asia). Polo players uses a mallet to hit a ball through two posts while on horseback. Polocrosse is similar except uses a Lacrosse stick rather than a Mallet. Kabaddi is an Indian sport whereby two teams attempt to tag each other and then get back to base without being tagged in the time it takes to hold the breath (this is determined by having to say kabaddi over and over again so that the judge can know the players are not breathing. Sepak Takraw was invented in Thailand or Malaysia, and is a form of Volleyball played with all parts of the body except the arms. African Sports include Ringball, a South African version of Basketball.
North American Sports are Cowboy Polo, invented in New Mexico and now played only in Montana; and Ringette, a non-contact form of Ice Hockey popular in Canada, which utilises a straight stick which is used to guide a hoop around the ice and into a goal. Players use sponges on their feet rather than Ice Skates. Native American Sports include Stickball, a Choctaw game in Oklahoma. Central American Sports include Ulama Pok-ta-Pok which is perhaps the oldest sport in the world, where players attempt to get a rubber ball past the opposing team using their hips. It is the traditional sport of the Mexica (Aztecs – who call it Ulama) and the Maya (who call it Pok-ta-Pok). It is played in Central Mexico (Mexica) and the Mexican states of Chiapas, Quintana Roo and Yucatan, as well as in the Central American Countries of Guatemala and Belize by the Maya. Cestoball is a popular version of Basketball in Argentina (South America). Caribbean Sports include a version of Tennis in Barbados called Road Tennis.
Central Asian Sports
Federation of International Polo European Chamionships (Editions): 2016
South Asian Sports
Trinity Indian Society Kabaddi Night (Years): 2013
Central American Sports
Ulama Pok-ta-Pok Overviews